We welcomed 61 riders today as we journeyed through the Pinelands, no one reported seeing the Jersey Devil but we passed lakes, golf courses and great homes. In fact, Lon commented that he was impressed with the variety of homes along our ride.
So how were those bagels at the Medford Bagel store? This week our ride was designed to cruise through neighborhoods and quieter streets. Please feel free to submit your own suggested routes to us for future Sunday rides (get bragging rights and a special award). Thanks to our ride leaders too for ensuring safety and keeping everyone on course, see this time no one got lost in Marlton Lakes. We welcomed 6 new riders and saw Dave W come back to ride too.
Face of America
This past weekend our own John Murphy rode the Face of America Ride to benefit wounded vets. This two day event went from Arlington, Virginia to Gettysburg and covered 105 miles with 5,100 feet of climbing. Way to go John and especially our veterans!
Ok, there is much to report in our coming events files this week, here they are in order:
A) Thursday- 6/3 night ride 6:00pm from the Evesham Township Building at 984 Tuckerton Road
B) Friday- 6/4 morning ride from Panera at 8:00am
C) Saturday- 6/5 morning Urban Promise from Johnson’s Farms (Jodi’s favorite), out to Tuckerton. This is a super event, register from our site too.
D) Sunday-6/6 Bike NY, the 5 Boro Ride, registration is closed but there are 25 Team Members attending.
E) Sunday-6/6 all level Team Evesham Ride at 9:00 from Panera’s.
We would like to remind everyone of the following in order to maintain our safety and reputation as a team in the community:
- Follow the instructions of your ride leaders. As ride leaders we’re here to try to keep everyone safe and make sure we all have a great experience. At times we will lead from the front of the line, at other times the middle or rear but try not to get too far ahead of the group. As ride leaders we’re trying to look out for everyone in our respective groups.
- Obey Traffic Laws. The UVC (Uniform Vehicle Code) and the bicycle laws of the State of NJ consider bikers to be vehicles on the road. This affords us most of the same rights that cars have but we are also responsible to obey all of the same rules. Therefore, with regard to road bikes we are responsible to obey all traffic signals & stop signs.
- Share the road. We recognize that rides are a very social event for everyone but we must also remember to share the road with other vehicles and be courteous. When someone calls “Car Back” you should never ride more than two abreast and should most likely ride single-file. It has to be frustrating to drive behind bikers taking up more than their share of the road.
Let’s all strive to practice safe, responsible biking habits.
See you all on the road, come and bring your fellow cyclists too.
– Brad, Chuck, Dave, Sandy, and Wendy
This Week’s Photos